13. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura – Possible Greenland

Venezia - 28/08/2012 : 25/11/2012

La Danimarca presenta la mostra Possible Greenland.


  • Indirizzo: Fondamenta dell'Arsenale - Venezia - Veneto
  • Quando: dal 28/08/2012 - al 25/11/2012
  • Vernissage: 28/08/2012 ore 11.30
  • Generi: architettura

Comunicato stampa


The current development in the Arctic region positions Greenland as a new geopolitical fulcrum of the world. Greenland is also faced with a paradigm shift, driven by a political development towards independence, internal demographic challenges and dramatic climate change. Possible Greenland is a cultural and business-oriented knowledge and communication project latches on to a highly topical agenda. It focuses on the challenges and opportunities that Greenland faces as the ice melts, vast mineral resources become accessible, and new industries and urban cultures emerge

Possible Greenland focuses on the solutions that Greenlanders have realised they need to develop, solutions that the global community and business communities can help to bring to fruition; those who take part also help to set the agenda.

'Possible Greenland is the first collaborative project of its kind between Greenland and Denmark. Teams of architects, engineers, urban planners and strategists raise essential strategic questions, while creating positive, concrete scenarios to inspire and qualify the debate on the future sustainable development of Greenland in a global context. Taking into account the unique nature of Greenland's history and culture, the teams - headed by curator Minik Rosing, the internationally renowned Professor in Geology at the University of Copenhagen, and co-curator NORD Architects Copenhagen - have developed innovative and sustainable visions for economic, social and cultural development in Greenland.

The aim of the Possible Greenland exhibition is to give the audience - architects, urban planners, investors, politicians and others - an insight into Greenland as having great political, cultural and business value in a globalized context.

As we move from the Holocene to the Anthropocene geological era, the human effect on the Earth and its ecosystems have been recognised. It is the ambition of Possible Greenland to explore how architecture can contribute to the positive development of Greenland and of the Greenlandic society.

The exhibition provides a spectacular experience of 'Greenlandness' through images, film, models and artefacts. In a variety of sections, representing central perspectives, Possible Greenland explores the main challenges and opportunities that Greenland is facing.